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Old 07-10-2012, 05:00 PM   #1
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Towing Smart car 4 tires down

I have a 2008 Smart for 2 that I would like to tow behind my Class C Greyhawk. I have not found anyone that says it can be done. I have seen coaches towing the Smart car while I have been traveling. Anyone out here that toes a Smart, I would really appreciate hearing from you.

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Old 07-11-2012, 08:12 AM   #2
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You probably don't read much about towing a Smart car 4 down because most people just put them in one of the storage tills.


It's basically a standard transmission with some extra bits to make it shift for you. No reason it can't be flat-towed as far as I can see.

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Old 07-16-2012, 10:19 PM   #3
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It's a bit late (July 2012), but I am thinking of purchasing a pre-owned unit (my first) to practice with and towing a Smart Coupe 2010. Don't know if you were lucky to find more info than what I read here, but in viewing online websites noted two products - but it seems that they're available in the UK - and don't know if they made it to the states. A traditional towing V-bar unit that folds down to size and fits in trunk area of Smart (wght 16 lbs) and a ground-level trailer on which to haul your Smart. Check out the ideas by browsing towing Smart cars - Smart USA.com
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Old 07-16-2012, 10:24 PM   #4
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Oh yeah, the family Motor Home Association had some similar questions - my son just handed me the note - 2009 FMCA 2009 Towing Guide indicates (2009), Smart can be towed w/4 on the ground in the manual position. My issue is finding the tow package and getting someone 'knowledgeable' to install it.
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:34 AM   #5
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I just towed my 2008 smart from Salem Oregon down to Chico CA and back up the coast highway. I had the tow package installed at Camping World in Wilsonville OR.

I had them install the Falcon All Terrain Tow Bar and the Roadmaster Base Plate. Worked great!

If you go to the smart Car of America forum http://www.smartcarofamerica.com/forums/ website, there is a lot of info on towing four down.
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Old 07-18-2012, 06:47 AM   #6
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I tow a Smart - Great Tow Veh with. Blue Ox Hitch. Hardly know it is there from a performance perspective. While I have a Ready Brake, I don't think the toad brake is necessary to meet regulatioms. SMART weighs about 1840 lbs. I tow it behind a Leisure Van Libero B+. I tried stopping distance tests @ 20, 30 & 50 mph with and without the brake connected. While I was able to stop in a shorter distance with the brake on, I met the stopping distance requirement per CA stopping distance without the brake connected.

I owned big rigs for years, my last one was a 40ft Monaco Dynasty and I towed several different toads the last one being a Malibu Max. I used a Master Brake air actuated actuated that gave proportional braking which Ready brake does not.

When it comes to safety, more braking is better than less, regardless of any regulation.

Well that is my 2 cents worth of thought and SMART is a smart choice for a Toad with or without a braking system.

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